Markets slipped on Tuesday as new US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell indicated that he would raise interest rates gradually in the world’s biggest economy

Markets slipped on Tuesday as new US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell indicated that he would raise interest rates gradually in the world’s bigg(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by Chinese actor Jiang She Ying at Wuhan University in Hubei, China: Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for economic affairs in the world’s second largest economy, has reassured British prime minister Theres(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, January 10th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

Global bond yields rose after Bloomberg reported that Chinese officials were said to be wary of American government debt, further roiling a bond marke(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

The Bank of England released results of latest, and toughest,  stress tests on Britain’s banks. Photograph: EPA

What would a disorderly Brexit look like? The Bank of England is not alone in being unable to say, although with masterful understatement yesterday go(...)

Barclays was one of two banks that fell below their systemic reference point, a higher threshold that reflects their global significance. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

The Bank of England said the UK’s biggest lenders emerged from its latest stress test with the strength to keep lending even during a “disorderly” Bre(...)

Paris’s 22-page glossy pitch highlighted its “vibrant cultural scene” and “second-to-none” recreational facilities. Photograph: Getty Images

It was deja vu all over again on Monday evening as Ireland found itself losing out to France for the second time in less than a week to France. Only t(...)

Goldman Sachs’ chief executive confirmed the US investment bank would have hubs in both Frankfurt and Paris after Brexit as it prepares to shift jobs (...)

In London, equities closed at nearly six-week lows, dragged down by financial sector shares and ceding earlier gains fuelled by the weak pound. Photograph: PA

European shares dipped on the back of speculation over British political instability and the possible effect of this on Brexit talks. In London, equ(...)

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